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Cricket: England get tougher Ashes warm-up game

England will face stronger opposition ahead of their Ashes Test opener with an invitational side to replace a New South Wales XI in Sydney next month, Cricket Australia said Thursday. Amid reports that England wanted a tougher match ahead of the first Gabba Test against Michael Clarke's Australians on November 21, the Invitational XI will feature a number of leading batsmen hand-picked from other states for the November 13-16 clash.

Cricket: Johnson relishes crowd taunts - Voges

Australia's Adam Voges has insisted any spectators trying to taunt Mitchell Johnson during the third one-day international at Edgbaston on Wednesday will only help the fast bowler. Left-arm quick Johnson has become something of a figure of fun for England fans after several erratic performances against Australia's arch-rivals where he had struggled to maintain a disciplined line and length. Indeed the now 31-year-old Johnson admitted the crowd barbs were getting to him during Australia's last tour of England in 2009.

Cricket: Voges tries to make-up for Warner absence against NZ

Adam Voges did his best to cover for the controversial absence of dynamic opener David Warner as Australia made 243 for eight against New Zealand in their Champions Trophy Group A match at Edgbaston. Voges top-scored with 71 while stand-in skipper George Bailey made 55 for the second time in as many matches as defending champions Australia looked to bounce back from their opening 48-run loss to England on Saturday, also at Edgbaston.

Cricket: Voges ton sees Australia whitewash West Indies

Australia bowled out West Indies for 257 to secure a 17-run victory and a 5-0 whitewash in their one-day international series on Sunday, thanks to a century from stand-in Adam Voges. The tourists had looked on target to chase down a 275-run target at the MCG when Johnson Charles struck his maiden century to match Voges, who scored a magnificent unbeaten 112. The West Indian opener struck a boundary to bring up his 100 off 120 balls, including eight fours and a six.

Cricket: Voges ton takes Australia to 274 for five

Stand-in batsman Adam Voges hit a maiden ODI century to lift Australia to a fighting 274 for five wickets in the fifth and final match against the West Indies at the MCG on Sunday. Batting at number five, the 33-year-old brought up his ton off 98 balls and ended unbeaten on 112. Voges only came in at the last minute to replace the injured George Bailey but played the star role despite being a fringe player in the six years since he made his debut. West Indies, seeking to avoid a 5-0 series whitewash, had Australia at 2-2 as Tino Best cleaned up the openers.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Australia win final ODI, whitewash West Indies

(Updates at close of match, adds quotes, details) * West Indies lose fifth and final ODI by 17 runs * Australia win series 5-0 * Voges scores maiden ODI ton for Australia MELBOURNE, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Adam Voges scored his maiden one-day international century as a depleted Australia secured a 5-0 series whitewash by beating West Indies by 17 runs in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
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